Thou kind Lord!
This gathering is turning to Thee.
These hearts are radiant with Thy love.
These minds and spirits are exhilarated by
the message of Thy glad-tidings.
O God! Let this American democracy
become glorious in spiritual degrees even as
it has aspired to material degrees,
and render this just government victorious.
Confirm this revered nation to upraise
the standard of the oneness of humanity,
to promulgate the Most Great Peace,
to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy
among all the nations of the world.
O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors
and is deserving of Thy mercy.
Make it precious and near to Thee
through Thy bounty and bestowal.
baha'i prayers - `abdu'l-bahá